Most roads reopen, parks remain closed following March 27 flood

Several parks in the city of Franklin remain closed due to high water. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several parks in the city of Franklin remain closed due to high water. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several parks in the city of Franklin remain closed due to high water. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Roadways in the area were closed and barricaded over the weekend. (Lacy Klasel/Community Impact Newspaper)
While a number of roads have reopened following heavy rainfall March 27, Williamson County-area officials are cautioning residents that some facilities remain closed due to high water.

During the day and overnight March 27, the area received between 5-7 inches of rain, according to estimates by the National Weather Service's Nashville office. Lightning strikes also hit the region; the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency estimates at least eight homes were struck.


At least 34 calls were made for swiftwater rescue from vehicles and homes.

According to the city of Franklin, several city parks and facilties, mostly those with proximity to the Harpeth River, remain closed as of March 29. Closed parks include Pinkerton Park, Bicentennial Park, Fieldstone Park, Eastern Flank Battlefield Park and some trail systems. Residents are advised not to travel past barricades and to refrain from using kayaks. A full list of closures can be found here.

Roads or parts of roads on the west side of Franklin remain closed, according to the WCEMA, including Del Rio Pike, Eastern Flank Circle and Second Avenue North near Bridge Street. A list of road closures throughout the county can be found here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.